Liberals are freaking out about conservative Senator James Inhofe’s (R-OK) bill which would make English the official language of America. This bill is long overdue!
As Senator Inhofe argues, one language “will strengthen the cords of unity” which bring the melting pot of America together, with one vision.
The bill requires the federal government to use English when acting with binding, legal authority, as well as during naturalization ceremonies.
“The United States’ culturally diverse population is what makes our nation great, and what helps us move forward together as a society is the ability to communicate to one another,” Inhofe said in a news release.
Co-sponsors for the legislation include Republican Senators John Boozman (R-AK), David Perdue (R-GA), Jeff Sessions, and David Vitter (R-LA). By requiring that government conduct all business in English… even during nationalization ceremonies… America would send a clear message that if you want to live in America, you should know our language.
English is already the international language of business, and learning the language helps new Americans become productive members of society. Without learning English, education options and job opportunities are severely limited. This is an important bill which should pass.
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Since America has came so far it is not anything but Americans that got us this far. Not any other country. Why should we have to push one for English or another for spanish. We the Americans and our fore fathers are the ones who got us where we are today. Not the any other country. What’s right is right. Now let’s make it right. Only language should be English!!!!
Before Senator Inhofe makes it a law “that government conduct all business in English … even during nationalization ceremonies.” He might consider that fact that here in Oklahoma there are tens of thousands of Americans for whom English is a second language, and it is not because they are illegal immigrants! Also I believe that the correct term for the ceremony he is attempting to describe is NATURALIZATION, where people who are not native born citizens become naturalized citizens and then are considered American Citizens! But what do I know, I do not understand English anyway, I read, write and speak fluent AMERICAN but I never was very good at English, my mother was but then she was born in London.
Well, the law says that one has to be able to speak English and know something about the history of the United States and the Constitution before they can become an citizen. If they are not a citizen of the US, then they need to leave, learn what they need to know to become naturalized and then come over and join up with us.
When our ancestors came here the first thing they did was learn English,it was important like it still should be today! We should never have to choose english on a phone call,bank,local government office,An whoever doesn’t like it too Bad. Learn live n Love it or get Out!
If I moved to another country the first thing Id do out of Respect is Learn their Language.
As Teddy Roosevelt once said . ..
We should insist that if the immigrant who comes here does in good faith become an American and assimilates himself to us he shall be treated on an exact equality with every one else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed or birth-place or origin.
But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American and nothing but an American. If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn’t doing his part as an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. . . We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding-house; and we have room for but one soul loyalty, and that is loyalty to the American people.
I strongl;y disagree SweetJane, afterall years ago when we were young adults and we made a call to a business we were never prompted to press # for english, it was press 1 for a different language, afterall, i really don’t understand what the issue is, when we travel or even go on business trips, to different countries, Americans already know that the difference in language is going to there. also our grandparents and parents came here from different countries years afo and they all (no exception) had to learn english, because our government is allowing so many illigels here its there responsibilty to learn to speak the language, we who were born in this country shouldnt have to adjust to their language, afterall, if they wanted to go to school to learn this language, the government will pay for it anyway,
If English becomes America’s official language will that mean the word “Color” will be Officaly spelled “COLOUR”
WIll my apartment become a “FLAT”?
We are NOT english! Make American’s official language American if anything.
As that great American Hero once said, IF YOU WANT TO LIVE HERE, LEARN TO SPEAK ENGLISH, OR GO BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM… That great american hero was,
Why would states issue a drivers license to a person who cannot read English when all traffic signs are in English? Any one disputing that needs to go back to remedial school!
Liberals are not furious. Go ahead. It only means that English is the official language. Like the eagle is the official bird the other birds still exist.
Another republican’t waste of time.
Always have been for it and what I don’t see mentioned is regarding education, public schools. Will the law make it mandatory public schools, it should.
This is a perfect example of beating a straw horse. This same old discussion by Senator James Inhofe which goes on and on. Why can’t some of the Republican’s talk about the serious conditions of our economy and security issues this administration has caused America. And the demeaning position we find ourselves with this Commander in Chief, Obama who despises America.
What a waste of time.
The national language was voted on about 250 years ago, and the English language won by one vote over German.
How has it come about that currently, the United States of America needs to pass a law making the established, national language, the official language ?
We also need a law to deport foreign alien, welfare moochers and foreign alien, USGOV employees who disagree.
I agree with Senator Inhofee. It’s time to do this for unity and our future.
Most likely ‘furious’ because these guys keep finding problems that don’t need to be solved.
If they’re too afraid to work on and pass a viable budget, infrastructure rebuilding, feed, clothe and house our citizens and children who are currently on the ropes, figure out immigration, learn how to defend ourselves without spending more than the next 15 countries do combined, create a more fair taxation system, keep the environment clean for the next generations and keep Wall Street from destroying the economy again then they shouldn’t be in office.
My parents and, grandparents who came to the U.S. (legally) had learned to speak English w/o a problem and eagerly wanted to, also. Those were the days when immigrants really wanted to be an American. Nowadays it should be easier to learn as
most everyone in the world now speaks English, as opposed to those days. You can still be multicultural in your ‘traditions’ and have English as the language of the USA. I am for making that mandatory. As I said, most everybody knows how to speak it now anyway.
A detail the founding fathers overlooked. It may have been an assumption that English would
be spoken. Establishing English as our National Language should have been done 200 years ago. It is way overdue. It must be done. There was a time when immigrants took pride in learning English and they were proud to be Americans. I’m sure they still honored their backgrounds, but coming to America was starting a new life.
I have believe this with all my heart since I was 18 years old! In the military we communicated with the English language and I was a Communications Technician in the US Navy. I was also a Police Officer until I retired and we commu8ni9cated by using English in all of our Official Reports. If you wish to be part of the United States, then become a part of it by communicating in English. It should be required for ALL US Citizens to be able to communicate and understand English.
It does not matter what language you speak at home , but in doing any business(grocery store,bank, restaurants, you need to speak and write in English. This is the universal language of business across the globe. Wake up America!!
It’s a very important effort, but I doubt any Democrat will sign on to it. They will come up with some far out, way left reasoning… I live in a lefty state and it’s really bad.
It’s amazing how God awful the Democrat Party has become. In 1982 When Senator Hayakawa presented such a bill, the Democrats in the Senate voted 90% in favor of the bill while only 69% of the GOP voted for it. However, it got stalled in the House. Just think of the billions and billions of dollars that would have been saved since then had it passed.
I was for it in 1982 and I am still for it.
Well there’s no way (constitutionally) to force business to conduct business in English so you may still have to push one for English, and I think it would be unconstitutional for the federal government to force state governments to do so, but there’s no reason at all that the federal government can’t require that all federal transactions be conducted in English, or that individual states constitutions have the same requirement for state government transactions. States could probably require that businesses conduct transactions in English, but I can see no way the federal government could do that.
Of course, republicans being just democrats with bibles I’m sure many would argue differently.